Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pcmr night

Lately we've had very little snow in Utah. I feel like I'm back east. Instead of complaining, I will say it's been nostalgic. I say that in a good way. Tonight has been no different as I sit here on a lift at Park City. It's 25F and life is good.













Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pre-Season






Pre-season has come and gone. Well, it seems that it hasn't really gone due to the fact that the snow has yet to start falling in Utah. The bone zone again was the center of pre-season activity. With countless man hours going into new wood obstacles, and even support from lucrative sponsors contributing legit new rails, the zone has transformed into a full blown board park. As the snow began to fall in October, the work of these dedicated boarders came to fruition and the stoke was thicker than the smog that now plagues us in the valley. Above are some pictures of pre-season happenings in the Wasatch.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Brighton at night





Best Ever

This is for all my friends, please come snowboard with me.

Bone Zone Movie

Good Shit.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oldies but Goodies

I found a few rolls of film the other day that I had developed at walgreens when I first moved to Chicago. There is a ton of dust and grain in them, but also some really cool memories. Check em' out. They're mostly of Ben Farell, cause he's good, and that's who I rode with the first year I was out there. Click on the images for bigger versions.

Lucey Night Boardin':

Rich FB early season:

No idea who this is, but it's a good turn:

Torrey, Ben and Ben, with a creeper on the right, check out those eyes!:

Me and Ben pow cruisin':

About to get into some unknown semi-serious shit?:

Grins all around:

Rich and Mark:

Early season set up at Brighton:

Ben in the woods:

Ben with a stale on the go-to cliff off of Milly, you know we were there early:

Ben again dropping into a line in the canyon:

Ben with a method at a spot you may have seen before:

Ben taking a break at the top of a hike:

Littler on his way up:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I Love Lucey

Lucey made a VHS edit of the bonezone featuring a few farmers. Miss you my friend.

Brandon Hammid is a BEAST!

Animal Farmer Brandon Hammid.

Long Time Gone


I've been away awhile, homeless to be exact for four months.

16,500 miles later,



I'm in Mt. Shasta, CA and I look at this everyday. 14,179 ft. of glory!

Anyway I've been on the computer much more lately looking for a place in Bellingham and checking the avalanche report for Baker and I noticed that Josh is the only one holding up this site (thanks Josh) so I figured I would help. Expect more posts.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

More Japan Night Boarding

True Color Films, Part 1 Japan.

Not super into the tunes in this one, or really the timelapses and travel shots, but the 8:00 mark makes up for it. Think, bottomless powder, a gopro, and night boarding.

Animal Farm Trip, next January?

True Color Films - Snow Cones & Cotton Candy - PART 1 from True Color Films on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Slushiest

James has created another instant classic. Animal Farm spent another fun, creative, and weird summer at Mount Hood, and James has brought it to the people. Enjoy.

SLUSHIEST EM US! from James Mustico on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Human/Machines

This is a really cool edit by Johannes Ostergard about two different aspects of snowboarding. I like the first one, but that's just because maybe I could do one or two things in the shots in that section, probably not though:



Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Death's Door Spirits


I stole this from the Uncrate.com blog, but Torrey, you better get some of this stuff for cheap because I bet you know who makes it:

"Named after the super treacherous strait formed by Washington Island, WI and the Door Peninsula, Death's Door Spirits ($30-$36) have both a literal and poetic connection to the location. The company's gin is made from organic wheat and wild juniper berries harvested from the island, while the vodka is made with an organic wheat grown only on Washington Island. Death's Door White Whisky is made from a mash with an 80:20 ratio of organic Washington Island Wheat and organic malted barley, double-distilled to 160 proof (!), and finished in uncharred oak barrels to bring it together."

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Working For the Torrey

Our boy Torrey Lyons has a bunch of sweet shots in the free movie "Working for the City!"

I particularly enjoyed his switch stance backside seven hundred and twenty degreee spin with a board grab to a powder snow landing. Check it out.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Summer Snow

My friend Jake Stangel spent some time out at Mt. Hood shooting High Cascade for ESPN.


Lucey got background props in this one:








Monday, September 5, 2011

Capita: Defenders of Awesome available now!

Hey, just wanted to send a quick shout out to our friend Mark Dangler for putting together an awesome video with Capita Snowboards. Check it out, and buy it.


Full Yobeat review here:

http://www.yobeat.com/2011/09/02/the-review-capita-defenders-of-awesome/

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Protective League Stickers In!


Prefect size to put on your helmet and join the Animal Farm Protective League. No helmet, no pride.



Sunday, June 12, 2011

Because the world has wanted to know

Jonathan Ortiz:The Interview

Jonathan Ortiz: The interview from Mark Dangler on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Suck It.

Somebody needed to update this blog.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

WOW

I know this was on the videograss blog, and it has nothing to do with Animal Farm, but holy crap this looks fun:

Happy Riding in Niseko - JAPOW from True Color Films on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

AF all up in TWSNOW

What!?! Slushier Em Us, James Mustico's portrayal of summer boarding, is up for the masses to view on Transworld Snowboarding. Hooray for James, Hooray for Animal Farm!

SLUSHIER EM US! from James Mustico on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's still good in Utah folks

Well I had the privilege of heading into the back country today with some stand up fellows. Noah Lohr, Jason Heckle and Tucker Andrews joined me on a little excursion behind Brighton. We hiked up to the top of Wolverine, then headed over to a nearby ridge where we planned to drop a cornice into a nice steep slope. On the way to said cornice, a touring skier tapped it with his pole, it broke, and set off a sizable avalanche into the slope below. We were lucky that we hadn't been the cause of this break. We rode down a safer zone, and built a really nice jump on which every rider got at least one shot. Here are some photos from the journey. Winter's not yet over...

Impressive cliffs on the south side of LCC



The crew atop Wolverine Peak



Torrey on Wolverine Cirque



Tucker and Noah pumped on the weather



Jump zone






Thursday, March 31, 2011

BE CAREFUL!

Hey Dudes, probably pretty much only Animal Farmers and friends read this, but I thought I should post it. I just got back from the best week riding in Utah. So much snow, fun, and friends, made for an amazing vacation, and made me miss the place so much. Even though we are pretty careful out there, we aren't as careful as we should be. This video on the weather channel seriously scares the shit out of me. Wear beacons, always have your cell phones on you, and ride with friends, because this could totally happen and I'd never want to hear about this happening to anyone I know. BEN LITTLER!, buy a beacon!

Click here to see the video.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Animal Farm hits the range


Recently I found myself in Salt Lake City at the same time as Noah Hausknecht, Josh(the Punisher) Poehlein and Chris Lambert. When we weren't snowboarding in top notch conditions we entertained ourselves with a slew of notable activities Salt Lake had to offer. We went to "Get Some, Guns and Ammo", the people were wild, the guns..insane and the security of the whole operation was extremely lax.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Best Teaser Ever, Upstate!

Sweet teaser for Do IT Right out of upstate New York. Best shot ever at 2:19 of the TM at Rail Gardens.

Do It Right teaser from John Blume on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Most Extreme

Coming to Utah soon, hopefully it gets this wild.




Sunday, February 6, 2011

Golden Oldie

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ducksjen

This has nothing to do with Animal Farm, but this movie is awesome:




Ducksjen - Klaustrofobiatch from Kasper Häggström on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Midwest Mission

I took a week off of work to do a little Midwest road trip. First stop was Tyrol Basin, which may have the cheapest lift ticket in the country. $12 for a ticket that lasts from 10 AM to 9 PM. I didn't stay nearly that long, but had fun riding a lift for the first time this year. (click the pictures for bigger versions)


I left Tyrol for Minneapolis. This Yak is living the high life:

Drove through the town of "Black Earth." I was hoping for something a bit more metal.

Then I found Rich's Eatery and car wash, where you drink liquor and then I guess the car wash is for getting clean after you get filthy.

There's a lot of snow in Minneapolis. My friend Eric feeding the meter.


The next shred stop was Hyland Hills. I'm going to go ahead and say this is one of, if not the best park I have ever ridden. The rope tows probably go fast enough to wakeboard behind, and everything is made absolutely perfect.

I broke out the new Protective League sticker:





After riding for what seemed like hours I went inside to get a drink and some fries. I realized it had only been 50 minutes!

As I was sitting there, in walked Joe Mertes, an old buddy who worked at High Cascade while I worked there. With renewed vigor I set out for the rest of the day.

Here's Joe with a frontside three on the best jump of all time.

And two of me on the same jump.


This jump below was surprisingly large for a rope tow hill, you had to bomb the whole hill to hit it:

Midwest transformation complete, Raging Buffalo, Tyrol Basin, and Hyland Hills lift tickets.